By Ivy / Last Updated September 29, 2021


I plug a 64 GB SanDisk USB drive into my computer and use Diskpart to check the detail information of disk. I can correctly select the USB drive. However, when I type detail disk in Diskpart, I receive an error message: there are no volumes. Why and how to fix this error?

Why Volume Not Showing Up in Diskpart?

Whenever you do an operation with external hard drive, you are required to make sure that the external hard drive must be recognized by your computer. That's to say, if your external hard drive cannot be recognized, you cannot use it as normal.

When you input detail disk in Diskpart, you will receive the error: Diskpart list volume there are no volumes. But, it does not mean there is no data on the external hard drive. Maybe, there are some data but your computer cannot recognize it. Why your computer cannot recognize the external hard drive?

To Microsoft Window users, your computer recognizes your external hard drive by its file systems. There are four files system Windows can distinguish, including old DOS, FAT, FAT32 and the widely-used NTFS. If you create a volume with other file system and try to check the detail information in Diskpart, you'll receive the error as shown in the following picture.

In addition, when you check the detailed information of the internal hard drive, you still can receive this error message if you delete a partition mistakenly or the partition is lost owing to changes in your operating system, virus, spyware infection or a newly installed drive. Both cases will lead to unallocated space on the hard drive. After your partition beceoms unallocated space, the system may not recognize it.

There Are No Volumes

How to Fix Diskpart Is Missing Volume Accordingly?

When we meet problems related to computer, we will turn to Windows built-in tool for the first time. But you cannot use built-in tool to fix Diskpart is missing volume. In this cases, I recommend you free AOMEI Partition Assistant, which can help you solve Diskpart list volume there are no volumes in simple ways. If the system cannot recognize its file system, you can change the file system of the external hard drive and format it to NTFS or FAT32. If the partition is deleted or lost by accident, you can recover lost partition in Windows 7/8/10/11.

Aside by that, AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve more problems related to computer and do it well, such as The Selected Disk Is The GPT Partition style, Windows 10 Hard Drive Limit, Windows 7 Cannot Create Primary Partition, Low Disk Space Warning, The Extend Volume Is Disabled, etc.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is the advanced version. It can fix problem the standard verion cannot and offer you more advanced features, such as Convert to basic disk greyed out, Convert system disk from MBR to GPT for Windows 11(Windows 11 only supports UEFI), allocated free space, etc.

Fixed - Diskpart list volume there are no volumes

If your external hard drive cannot be recognized by its file system, you can try this way and change the file system of the external hard drive.

Before continuing to see below, download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch it.

Step 1. Enter the main page, click the partition you would like to format and select Format Partition.

Format Partition

Step 2. Select NTFS or FAT32 and click OK.

Choose File System

Step 3. Click Apply and Proceed to execute the pending operation.


Now, you get a partition with NTFS or FAT32. This error is not a problem. You can check detail information of your disk. Also, you can do operations whatever you want in Diskpart.

Solved - volume not showing up in Diskpart

If you find your partition becomes unallocated space, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Most likely, you may delete partition accidently or the partition is lost owing to unexpected error.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click the disk you want to recover and select Partition Recovery Wizard on the left panel, then select the disk which contain lost partitions in the Partition Recovery Wizard and click Next.

Partition Recovery Wizard

Step 2. Select Fast Search and click Next. It's recommended to select this option for the first time. This option takes less time. If you cannot recover the lost partition, you can select Full Search later.

Select Search Method

Step 3. Select the lost partition on the disk 2 and then click Proceed to start the recovery.

Select Lost Partition

Step 5. Click Finish to exit this window and check your partition.


When you use Windows built-in tool Diskpart to check the detail information of your external or internal hard drive, you may receive Diskpart list volume there are no volumes. This is all because your hard drive cannot be recognized by your computer.

To make sure the external hard drive can be recognized by your computer, you can format it with NTFS or FAT32. It can recognize more file system, including NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, Ext2, Ext3, etc. In addition, you can use Partition Recover Wizard if your partition becomes unallocated space suddenly.

Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro is still a partition manager, which can satisfy the basic needs of the majority of users. With it, you can resize partition, move partition, erase ssd in Windows 10, etc.